Safety Summit

Breaking Out of the Top Five Deadliest Industries: Where Do We Start? (1 CEU)

Thursday, August 23
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Canal A

Most on-the-job (OTJ) training is received directly from someone who was already doing that same job. There is nothing necessarily wrong with that – as long as the person doing the training is a good communicator, has no bad habits, and fully understands how to do the job safely and efficiently.

This presentation will use case studies to discuss the challenges of OTJ training, how traditional inefficiencies can deeply impact safety and efficiency, and how practical training and standard operating procedures can drastically improve overall operations.


Kasem Cornelius, Operations Consultant II, Blue Ridge Services

Kasem Cornelius

Kasem Cornelius is an Operations Consultant II with Blue Ridge Services, Inc (BRS). He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has completed the OSHA 500 Outreach Training Program through UC San Diego Extension Program. Since joining BRS, he has performed on-site operations evaluations, safety audits, safety training, and provided administrative consulting at sites in Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Mr. Cornelius works with municipal and private waste facilities to find practical, comprehensive safety solutions for clients. He has been a part of creating BRS’s new SHERPA program. Through SHERPA, Mr. Cornelius has been involved in developing injury and illness prevention plans, health and safety plans, standard operating procedures, succession planning and other safety and training documents for all types of solid waste operations.